Cancer related websites



General Cancer Information
National Organizations Offering Cancer Information
Brain Tumor Information
Breast Cancer, Ovarian Cancer and Other Women’s Health Information
Lung Cancer Information
Prostate & Other Urinary System Cancer Information
Gastrointestinal Cancer Information
Skin Cancer Information
Leukemia, Lymphoma, and Other Hematologic Cancer Information
General Health Information and Organizations
Other Health Issues
Complementary and Alternative Medicine Information
Risk Assessment and Health Promotion
Clinical Trials (Research
Smoking Cessation

General Cancer Information

Fox Chase Cancer Center (FCCC)
Fox Chase Cancer Center home page. Links to all aspects of FCCC including the library, physicians, and patient services. A Live Help Service is also available on the website.
1-888-FOX-CHASE (1-888-369-2427)

National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN)
Site offers guidelines for cancer treatment and follow-up from the world's leading cancer centers.

OncoLink – University of Pennsylvania
Site that allows searches on all aspects of cancer. Includes information on other organizations as well.
(215) 349-5445
(also offers Spanish text)

People Living With Cancer
Website of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) that provides oncologist-approved information, such as types of cancer, treatments and side effects, and support resources, including live chats and message boards. Also includes International information links.
(also offers Spanish text)

Site created to teach patients, friends, family, and the general public the biology of cancer. Introduces and defines concepts regarding the development of cancer at the most basic level, the cellular level.
(also offers Spanish, Chinese and Russian text)
Oncology Resource Center that provides detailed prevention, screening, and treatment information. The site has a daily news section, a provider directory, and a resource center.


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National Organizations Offering Cancer Information & Services

National Cancer Institute (NCI)
National Cancer Institute website that provides extensive cancer information, including prevention, screening, treatment and clinical trials through its PDQ database. Online assistance from a Live Help service is also available.
(also offers Spanish text)

Cancer Information Service (CIS)
Home page of the NCI’s Cancer Information Service. The CIS offers NCI publications for ordering and live, online assistance through its Live Help service.

Cancer Care
This site offers free professional help to people with all cancers through counseling, education, information and referral and direct financial assistance.
(also offers Spanish text)

American Cancer Society (ACS)
Site of the American Cancer Society. Includes information on the organization as well as information on cancer and links to other sites.
(also offers Spanish, Asian and Pacific Islander text)

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Brain Tumor Information

National Brain Tumor Foundation
Site provides information regarding brain tumor treatment options and community resources including support groups.
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The Brain Tumor Society
Provides diagnosis and treatment information about brain tumors. Also provides access to psychosocial support.

American Brain Tumor Association
Brain tumor
information, treatment explanations, support resources, and research updates are available though this site.

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Breast Cancer, Ovarian Cancer and Other Women’s Health Information

FORCE: Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered
This organization provides educational information, support and raises awareness of hereditary breast and ovarian cancer.
Aventis Pharmaceutical’s website which provides breast cancer support and information, including diet and exercise, financial issues, and treatment options.
(also offers Spanish text)

Breast Cancer Network of Strength (formerly Y-Me National Breast Cancer Organization)
Site provides treatment options relevant to breast cancer and patient’s diagnosis through their Breast Cancer Profiler. They also have breast cancer information teleconferences. Mainly a supportive web site.
(also offers Spanish, Russian and Asian text)
Online breast cancer education and communication service that provides educational material, emotional support, and a location to share personal experiences.

Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation
Site for breast cancer information including diagnosis, treatment, complementary therapies, and life after treatment. They also provide support and outreach programs.
1-800 I’M AWARE
(also offers Spanish text)
Dr. Susan Love’s website which provides breast cancer patients with general information, treatment decision aids, and interactive tools. In addition, visitors may share their personal stories and chat online, as well as submit questions to Dr. Love.
(310) 230-1712

Young Survival Coalition (YSC)
Site is dedicated to the concerns and issues that are unique to breast cancer patients who are 40 and under.
(212) 206-6610

Ovarian Cancer National Alliance
Site provides information for ovarian cancer patients, family members, and friends related to treatment options, research, support, and education.
(202) 331-1332

Resource gives detailed information on breast cancer and related women's health topics such as hormone replacement therapy (HRT), osteoporosis, and ovarian cancer. Also contains extensive information about medical procedures such as biopsy, MRI, and Ultrasound.

National Women’s Health Information Center
Site devoted to women’s health. Includes searchable information as well as links to many other sites.
(also offers Spanish text)

National Women's Health Resource Center (NWHRC)
General site for women’s health information. Provides access to publications, discussion forums, and other support links.

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Lung Cancer Information

It’s Time To Focus On Lung Cancer
Site dedicated to improving care for those with lung cancer. Provides current and accurate information including diagnosis and treatment. Offers support to lung cancer patients and their loved ones.
(also offers Spanish text)

Lung Cancer Online
Comprehensive online lung cancer directory to Internet information and resources for patients and families.
Aventis Pharmaceutical’s website which provides lung cancer support and information for patients and caregivers, including diet, financial issues, and treatment options.
(also offers Spanish text)

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Prostate & Other Urinary System Cancer Information

Us Too! International
Site dedicated to prostate cancer patients and their family members. Provides information on treatment options, advocacy, and support groups.

Prostate Cancer Research Institute
Provides facts regarding diagnosis, treatment, and available resources for prostate cancer patients and their family members.
(310) 743-2116
(also offers Spanish text)

American Foundation for Urologic Disease
Site provides information on cancerous conditions of the urologic system, such as cancers of the prostate, kidney, bladder. Also offers information on sexual function, BPH, UTI, and other non-cancerous conditions. Links to for patient information in English and Spanish.

United Ostomy Association
Internet resource that provides education, information, and support for people who have an ostomy, including a urostomy.

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Gastrointestinal Cancer Information

Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PanCAN)
Website offers patients and caretakers pancreatic cancer information and links to additional resources. Also provides support and clinical trial information.

Colon Cancer Alliance
Treatment information, research, advocacy, and support are offered through this site for those diagnosed with cancers of the colon, rectum, appendix and anus as well as their family and friends.

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Skin Cancer Information

The Skin Cancer Foundation
Provides information about skin cancer prevention, screening, and treatment.

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Leukemia, Lymphoma, and Hematologic Cancer Information

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Site offers diagnosis, treatment, clinical trials, and support services for leukemia, lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin’s disease, Hodgkin's disease and multiple myeloma patients and their family members. Live Patient Help is available 10-5pm ET.
(also offers Spanish, French and Portuguese text)

Lymphoma Research Foundation
Research, advocacy, educational and support programs are offered through this site for those diagnosed with Hodgkin’s and Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphomas.
(Link to Spanish and Asian text)

National Marrow Donor Program
Website offers bone marrow and blood stem cell transplant information for possible donors and recipients, including education, support, and financial assistance.
(also offers Spanish and Asian text)

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General Health Organizations & Information Services

National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Overall site of the NIH. Offers links to NIH centers and other sites, as well as statistics on cancer and other health issues. (301) 496-4000
(also offers Spanish text)

Service of the National Library of Medicine and National Institutes of Health that provides health information on many topics including cancer, drug information, a medical encyclopedia, and dictionary.
(also offers Spanish text)

National Library of Medicine service that provides journal article and abstract searches based upon your requests.

Food & Drug Administration (FDA)
Home site of the FDA. Can provide information on approved drugs, diagnostic tests, and current studies being done to advance medicine.
(also offers Spanish text)

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC)
Home site of the CDC. Includes searchable information as well as access to the Morbidity/Mortality reports and other statistics.
(also offers Spanish text)

NOAH: New York Online Access to Health
Health information site that offers searches by health topic and links to other organizations. It also includes information about complementary and alternative therapies. The website can be viewed in English and Spanish.

Discovery Health Channel
Discovery Channel’s site which provides a disease and condition encyclopedia, drug reference center, diet and nutrition section, interactive health tools, and expert advice.

NIH Senior
Health information offered by the National Institutes of Health including breast, colon, lung and prostate cancer information. The site has text and contrast adjustment along with audio content.
Medical information source for a variety of diseases and conditions including cancer. This website offers a dictionary of medical terms, drug information, message boards, and medical pod casts in MP3 format. This website was produced by a team of over 70 U. S. Board Certified Physicians and contains the latest health information.

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Other Health Issues

National Institute of Health
Osteoporosis and Related Bone Diseases
Resource database which provides links for health professionals, patients, and the general public on health topics such as osteoporosis and bone health.
(also offers Spanish and Asian text)

National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF)
Site devoted to education of osteoporosis prevention, diagnosis, and treatment including support services. Includes a section on men and osteoporosis as well.
(202) 223-2226

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Complementary and Alternative Medicine Information

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM)
Government site funded by the NIH. NCCAM includes information on a variety of complementary and alternative medicines and recommendations for evaluating the worthiness of therapies.
(also offers Spanish text)

Site devoted to complementary and alternative medicine with information on current medical/health information scams.

National Cancer Institute’s Office of Cancer Complementary and Alternative Medicine (OCCAM)
Provides a way in which the NCI can communicate with the general public, health professionals, and researchers regarding complementary and alternative medicine cancer issues.

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Risk Assessment and Health Promotion

Mayo Clinic
Provides health education to patients and the general public. Gives you access to the experience and knowledge of the experts at Mayo Clinic.

Site that provides health information including health news and content, access to tracker and risk assessment tools, also an “Ask the Expert” section.

Your Cancer Risk
Service of Washington University in St. Louis for Cancer Prevention. Estimates your risk of cancer based on established science and proven risk factors and provides personalized tips for prevention.
(also offers Spanish text)

Cancer Research and Prevention Foundation: Prevention First
Provides information about prevention and early detection of cancer. Also offers information about children’s health.

Provides access to health news, articles, research reports, condition-specific information and support communities, and interactive tools and programs to help people play an active role in managing their health.

Site is a comprehensive health and medical resource developed by healthcare professionals to help consumers manage their health. Offers interactive tools and personalized health calendar and reminder service.

Food and Nutrition Information Center (FNIC)
As part of the United States Department of Agriculture, FNIC provides links and resources for information about food and nutrition. Topics covered include dietary supplements, nutrition guidelines, and nutrition and cancer.
(310) 504-5719

American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR)
This website provides information about diet and cancer. AICR supports cancer research and prevention education. Visitors can review information and support resources, order free pamphlets, view recipes and speak with a registered dietician via e-mail or phone.

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Smoking Cessation
Website offers science-driven tools, information, and support that have been effective in helping smokers quit. You will find an expert to chat live with; state and national resources, free materials, and the best quitting advice the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and its partners have to offer. 1-800-4-CANCER

American Lung Association (ALA)’s Quit Smoking
The ALA’s website offers information on smoking cessation including support, state legislative acts on tobacco issues and the Freedom From Smoking Online program. This program can help you develop a quit plan, deal with withdraw symptoms, control weight gain, manage stress and stay smoke-free.
(also offers Spanish text)

Office of the Surgeon General of the United States
Provides information on the latest techniques for treating tobacco use and dependence. Also offers a special focus for women as well as pregnant women.

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Clinical Trials

NJ Cancer Trial Connect

Trial Check


CTSU (Clinical Trials Support Unit)

Coalition of Cancer Cooperative Groups


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